What You Need to Know About Budget Season

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Cross-Posted from Hyacinth’s Place Written by Vanessa Wellbery Here we go again – budget season! Every year, District government lays out a plan for how much money it will take to meet our residents’ diverse needs—and keep the city running. It’s not just how much money, but where the money should go. Everything under the sun […] . . . → Read More: What You Need to Know About Budget Season

The Continuing Fight to End Homelessness in the District of Columbia

State of the District's Poverty

Here’s a video I did for the Fair Budget Coalition last year during their State of the District’s Poverty event. In 2013, the FBC–along with a whole host of other organizations and individuals–was trying to convince Mayor Gray and the DC City Council to do something about the lack of affordable housing and the abundance […] . . . → Read More: The Continuing Fight to End Homelessness in the District of Columbia

Bring DC Home! The Washington Interfaith Network’s Agenda on Housing and Homelessness

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Want to do something about DC’s affordable housing crisis? How about the hundreds of homeless families in the city? The Washington Interfaith Network has an agenda to help end homelessness in DC. Bring DC Home! Budget and Policy Demands – SIGN THE PETITION! BUILD AND RENOVATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING $100 million for the Housing Production Trust Fund to meet […] . . . → Read More: Bring DC Home! The Washington Interfaith Network’s Agenda on Housing and Homelessness

Mayor’s Budget Shortchanges Under-Educated DC Adults … and Their Kids

Adult Educators

Cross-posted from Poverty & Policy Written by Kathryn Baer “We have jobs and we have people,” says DC Appleseed’s Deputy Director. “But the education people have doesn’t fit the jobs available.” The real problem, however, as she goes on to suggest, is the education that many people don’t have. This isn’t a rerun of the oft-debunked skills gap […] . . . → Read More: Mayor’s Budget Shortchanges Under-Educated DC Adults … and Their Kids

DC Appleseed Report Calls for New Adult Literacy Strategy

Adult Learners

Cross-posted from DC Appleseed To reduce unemployment and narrow the gap between rich and poor, the District must help more residents build the basic reading, writing, and numeracy skills required by D.C.’s economy, according to a new report released today by DC Appleseed.The report, From Basic Skills to Good Jobs: A Strategy for Connecting D.C.’s Adult […] . . . → Read More: DC Appleseed Report Calls for New Adult Literacy Strategy